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Road Rage Attack. Information wanted

By gmckay424 - 19 May 2011 205

I would like Canberrans assistance in tracking down a particular motor vehicle.  The four occupants of this vehicle attacked my wife and young child in a road rage attack a few weeks ago on the Monaro Highway.

At approximately 10:30pm on a Saturday evening, my wife was travelling eastbound along Hindmarsh Drive when in her rear view mirror she saw a late model silver Holden Commodore SS approaching at extremely high speed.  The vehicle passed her and then swerved quickly in front of her into the lane she was occupying in order to pass a car in the other lane almost causing her to run off the road.  The silver Commodore then continued along Hindmarsh Drive at high speed, driving erratically and dangerously around other vehicles.

At the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and the Monaro Highway, the Commodore was stopped at a red arrow waiting to turn right and southbound toward Tuggeranong.  As my wife’s car drew alongside their vehicle, her only mistake was to glance across at the occupants of the vehicle.  Upon doing this, two of the passengers wound down the windows and started abusing her, yelling out “what the f*** are you looking at b****” and making other sexually explicit threats toward her.  My wife ignored their taunts and when the arrow turned green she turned right to head down the Monaro Highway toward Tuggeranong.

The Commodore and its occupants then proceeded to tailgate her with their high beam lights on.  After a few kilometres, they passed her at high speed and pulled in front of her, forcing her car off the road.  Upon coming to a stop the four occupants of the Commodore got out of the vehicle, with two of them armed with what appeared to be a small bat and a small crowbar, and began hitting my wife’s vehicle with these objects and their fists with considerable force.  The verbal threats continued, telling her to get out of the car while trying to gain access through the doors which were thankfully locked.

One of the occupants then struck the rear quarter window with one of their weapons with such force that it shattered showering glass all over our 4 month old baby, who was in a baby capsule in the back seat.   At this time another vehicle was approaching the scene and upon seeing this the occupants of the Commodore all returned to their vehicle and left at high speed.

My wife called the police to report the incident immediately.  The police attended the scene and took details.

In following this matter up, we have unfortunately been advised by the police that the registered owner of the vehicle is no longer at the address listed on his registration and license.  As a result, the police can do very little until they catch up with the car and driver.

As a result, I would like to see whether this community can help in identifying the car and driver.  The car was a silver late model Holden Commodore SS with ACT registration ***-***.  It had red P-Plates displayed in the top right hand corner of the rear window.  The four occupants were all males and aged between approximately 17 to 19 years of age.

If by any remote chance anyone knows of this vehicle or where it is garaged, see this vehicle on Canberra’s roads, or know the owner and where he lives, could you please pass this information onto me.  There is considerable damage to my wife’s vehicle plus the police are very keen to catch up with these youths considering the nature of their attack on my wife and 4 month old child.

I know that this is a long shot, but I do not want to see these youths get away with such an unprovoked attack on an innocent woman and infant and have it potentially happen to someone else.

UPDATE: The highest levels of ACT Policing are now following this up and gmckay424 should check his email and get in touch with them. We’ve decided to suppress the rego details until the bottom has been got to.

FURTHER UPDATE: This statement from ACT Policing:

A comprehensive search of ACT Policing indices has yielded nil results for the incident as described.

Police would urge the original complainant in this matter to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131-444.”

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Road Rage Attack. Information wanted
p1 3:52 pm 19 May 11

damien haas said :

I am curious to know if RAPID, the device ACT Policing use to detect unregistered vehicles using number plate recognition technology, also has the ability to detect miscreants such as the gentleman referred to in this post.

I would like to hope so.

Does anyone in the RiotACT community own a late model silver SS Commodore, and feel like putting on some fake plates for some speed runs through redlight cameras?

damien haas 3:35 pm 19 May 11

I am curious to know if RAPID, the device ACT Policing use to detect unregistered vehicles using number plate recognition technology, also has the ability to detect miscreants such as the gentleman referred to in this post.

You 3:33 pm 19 May 11

This is horrible. I’ll also keep the number on my dashboard in case i see them.

Sounds like they have a thing for Hindmarsh Drive on a Saturday night. Any vigilantes around here?? 😉

Moose 3:29 pm 19 May 11

What idiots!! Although I have a similar story of someone tailgating me with highbeams trying to run me off the road on my way back from the mountians a few weeks back. Not too sure who the heck it was but for some odd reason, going the speed limit wasn’t good enough for them. I should have slammed on the brakes. I need a new car.

Their number plate is going on the dash though. If I see them, it’s a call to the police. Unless of course I feel like I need a new car…

KB1971 3:27 pm 19 May 11

The need a tagging on the back corner of the car at speed…………

harryhaller 3:24 pm 19 May 11

Am I the only one who threw the license plates into Google and came up with this?

http://the-riotact.com/the-commodores-of-wanniassa/42017

These retards are seemingly repeated offenders, must be known in the community, among their mates and school friends, etc. Why are they still out and about?

Pommy bastard 3:24 pm 19 May 11

Bets of luck in finding them, I hope these “big boys” pick on the wrong person one day.

Rollersk8r 3:24 pm 19 May 11

That is insane! Once you move house you’re untraceable?? A correct address is the only means of catching anyone??

I’ve seen carloads of young blokes deliberately break road rules – i.e. fail to give way – and then go bezerk at the person who has nearly hit them.

Quite honestly – if people were attacking my car (with or without my family in it) I would run them down and to hell with the consequences.

p1 3:18 pm 19 May 11

Wow, that pisses me off so much just reading about it. I hope when you do catch up with them you can restrain yourself from beating them too badly, or at least that you get away with it.

Sounds like these fellows will be having a lengthy chat when the plod catch up with them. They are referenced on at least one other RA thread.

The Frots 3:18 pm 19 May 11

Sophzill4 said :

Sorry I can’t be of much help but this isn’t the first time this car and its occupants have done this. Late last year a similar thing happened to a friend of mine who luckily managed to call the police who met her. Hopefully someone can track them down.

Do I read from this you have seen this car before? If so, where and when?

Really sorry that this happened – make sure that your wife gets appropriate councelling for this (and I’m not joking). Like the others, this rego is now on my dashboard.

With any luck, they’ll be in a single vehicle fatality though and you won’t be bothered by them anymore!

EvanJames 3:05 pm 19 May 11

What a horrible story. I’ve seen (and been the target of) some road rage incidents (not as bad as this though) and reported them on the ACT police website. Never heard anything, not even sure the report function on the site works… might have gone into a black hole. Angry Young Men prowling the roads like they own them is not something I’m interested in happening, but increasingly it is.

every silver SS commodore will get a careful look from me from now on. I so hope they catch the mongrels.

Mothy 3:01 pm 19 May 11

Alternatively, provide your case file number the police have given you, so anyone wishing to provide information on the garaging of said vehicle and housing of its occupants can call the police or crime stoppers with that detail, without worrying you are going around to their place to exact any kind of “rough justice”.

colourful sydney rac 2:59 pm 19 May 11

Mysteryman said :

That is outrageous. I hope those idiots get caught. I’m making a note of the licence plate number, and will keep it with me. I’m out and about on the roads quite a bit. If I see them, I’m notify the police immediately.

ditto. hope they get caught.

Mysteryman 2:56 pm 19 May 11

That is outrageous. I hope those idiots get caught. I’m making a note of the licence plate number, and will keep it with me. I’m out and about on the roads quite a bit. If I see them, I’m notify the police immediately.

Sophzill4 2:49 pm 19 May 11

Sorry I can’t be of much help but this isn’t the first time this car and its occupants have done this. Late last year a similar thing happened to a friend of mine who luckily managed to call the police who met her. Hopefully someone can track them down.

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